NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Washington, D.C.- The parties listed below make the following joint statement regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Communications Commission proposing to place a cap on the federal Universal Service Fund (USF): “When Congress [...]

Statement: Nearly 50 Organizations Oppose FCC Proposed Cap on Universal Service Fund2019-06-11T14:33:03-05:00

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Letters come after news that regulators pursuing joint small-dollar policy; Growing concern that several Administration appointees may be giving green light for predatory loans WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) joined a coalition of [...]

Consumer and Civil Rights Groups Send Letters to FDIC, OCC, and Fed Urging them to Prevent Bank Payday Loans2019-06-11T11:42:48-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on June 11 before U.S. House Oversight Committee on Student Loan Servicing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 10, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Joanna K. Darcus’s full testimony will be available by 10am ET on June 11 at: http://bit.ly/nclc-test-loan-serv Washington, D.C.- National Consumer Law Center attorney Joanna K. Darcus will testify on Tuesday, June 11 at 10am E.T. before the U.S. [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify on June 11 before U.S. House Oversight Committee on Student Loan Servicing2019-06-10T14:56:51-05:00

Statement re: FCC Approves Phone Companies Proactively Blocking Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019 CONTACTS: National Consumer Law Center: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010; Margot Saunders (msaunders@nclc.org) National Consumer Law Center Senior Attorney Margot Saunders issues statement on FCC proposal calling it “a meaningful first step, but not a magic bullet.” WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the FCC unanimously approved a proposal to grant phone [...]

Statement re: FCC Approves Phone Companies Proactively Blocking Robocalls2019-06-06T13:57:01-05:00

National Consumer Law Center’s Work to Protect Low-Income Consumers Featured in Visionaries Documentary

For Immediate Release: MAY 29, 2019 Contact: Jan Kruse, National Consumer Law Center, jkruse@nclc.org or (617) 542-8010 Award-winning Series Profiles Boston-based Nonprofit Fighting to Protect Vulnerable Families Striving to Live the American Dream BOSTON – The work of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is profiled in the upcoming season of Visionaries, the award-winning public [...]

National Consumer Law Center’s Work to Protect Low-Income Consumers Featured in Visionaries Documentary2019-05-29T13:30:56-05:00

In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or (202) 595-7845; or Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 CFPB is required to consider comments on its plan, which would eliminate protections from 300% APR payday loan debt traps House Oversight and Reform subcommittee hearing held on the proposal WASHINGTON, [...]

In Comprehensive Official Comment Letter, Broad Coalition Rebukes Trump-appointed CFPB Director’s Plan to Gut Payday Loan Rule2019-05-17T08:03:51-05:00

Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors Washington – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed debt collection rule today which provides numerous gifts to debt collectors with limited new protections for consumers. [...]

Consumer Watchdog’s Proposed Debt Collection Rule Bites Consumers: Authorizes Harassment by Debt Collectors2019-05-09T08:36:04-05:00

Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2019 CONTACT: National Consumer Law Center: Andrew Pizor (apizor@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org) (202) 595-7847 Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services WASHINGTON– Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applaud the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) legal action against Lexington [...]

Advocates Applaud CFPB for Suing Firms Accused of Illegally Taking Upfront Fees for Credit Repair Services2019-05-03T13:01:41-05:00

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 Download the report, including ten charts, at: http://bit.ly/2PFsA9b National Consumer Law Center attorney John W. Van Alst testimony will be available at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1: http://bit.ly/2V2Tb6h Boston – For many in America, a car [...]

Report Documents Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Auto Sales and Finance; National Consumer Law Center Attorney to Testify at U.S. House Committee Hearing on May 12019-04-30T15:49:17-05:00

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019 National Consumer Law Center Contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or (617) 542-8010 U.S. on Track to Hit 60 Billion Robocalls in 2019 Full written testimony of National Consumer Law Center Senior Counsel Margot Saunders is available at: http://bit.ly/2UIVXIM Washington - On Tuesday, April 30 at 10:00 am ET, the U.S. [...]

National Consumer Law Center Attorney Margot Saunders Will Testify at U.S. House Hearing on Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls2019-04-30T12:24:16-05:00